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A visitor to Saltaire tells of signage problems in Salts Mill car park
I live in Hockney country - East Riding Wolds - and have long wanted to visit your Hockney exhibition. It was a lovely day on Friday so, being a long way from public transport, drove to Saltaire to fulfil this ambition. I am a reasonably intelligent driver and well-travelled, but reaching the exhibition almost defeated me - and took much of the pleasure out of the visit. More >>

The Black Thread by Margaret Muir, featuring Saltaire
The Black Thread is Margaret Muir’s third novel and is published by Robert Hale Limited on 31 August 2007. Margaret grew up in Leeds, Yorkshire and now lives in Tasmania. She visited Saltaire and the Leeds and Liverpool canal last year as part of her research for this novel. More >>
The Plastic Bag Debate
Peter Bottomley, Saltaire reporter, eco-warrior tells us about its history, its composition and its impact on our environment. More >>
Lesley goes Chemical Free
Local woman, Lesley Bland is a frequent visitor to Saltaire. She asked us if we'd be interested in plugging chemical free cleaning products. We said - OF COURSE! Read about Lesley's new involvement with the company, ENJO - and see if you're ready to go chemical free. More >>
We're now hosted by Green ISP. Hooray!
Green ISPWe've moved our hosting from Fasthosts (not a great experience) to Green ISP, located in Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire! It's run by Paul Palmer who used to live at 1 Baker Street in Saltaire. He's a mate of Patrick (my husband) and as the name of the hosting package indicates - his politics are Green. He'll do for us! More on Paul later... The Chat Board may be suspended for a few days and some of the forms need some tweaking. It will all be up and running soon. Check out Green ISP >>
New Residents to Saltaire
Netta and Pete decided they wanted to live in Saltaire after coming to the Festival last year. They have now been Saltaire residents for six months and attended their first Saltaire Ball on 7 September. More >>>
Salt's Drama Walks
Meet villagers from the 1870s who will entertain and surprise you. Performances on Saturday 8 September at 2.30 pm and Sunday 9 Sept. at 2.00 pm. Images are now available. More info >>
The Saltaire Festival: 6 - 16 September 2007
Pick up a FREE brochure in Saltaire or visit the Saltaire Festival website for a guide to what's on. This annual festival was started in 2003 by a dedicated team lead by Helen Kemp. Each year the festival is bigger and better. Last year almost 30,000 attended Saltaire Festival achieving the highest publicity rating in the West Yorkshire District, based on a region-wide survey. Website: www.saltairefestival.co.uk
Saltaire Festival Ball, Victoria Hall
Friday 7th September 2007 - 7.30 till late
Cavery buffet with puddings.
Table magic, grand raffle and tombola
Dancing till late to the music of the Joe Public band. Tickets £30 in advance from Massarella's, Vicars, The House of Rose and Brown, Saltaire Newsagents - all on Victoria Road, or from the Festival Hotline, 01274 585877.
Saltaire Arts Trail
A new strand to the Saltaire Festival. One of the main attractions will be Saltaire Open Houses - a number of houses exhibiting a range of art, textiles and ceramics which can be viewed and bought. Visit the website www.saltaireartstrail.co.uk
Vandals attack Titus Salt's statue
Vandals have covered the statue in offensive slogans and have graffitied the walls of the Half Moon Cafe in Roberts Park. This is the third attack in four months. More >>
Remembering the floods of 2001.
Brilliant film made by Peter Hartington. Link to film on You Tube >>
Nick Tankard's Saltaire Series
Fantastic pen and ink drawings of Saltaire. Thirty-two year old Nick is a gallery assistant and bookseller at Salts Mill, who is immersed in this special Saltaire ambience day after day... More >>
Saltaire Village Archive
The archive of Saltaire's historical memorabilia and artefacts closes on Friday. Julie and Sandie from Shipley College have been getting new donations from members of the public at the exhibition.  They recently had 4 photo albums with some really good images of the Mill and the processes there; a plaque which goes with the lifeboat which is over at Victoria Hall; Saltaire memorabilia and a 1956 Salts School photo. If you've not seen it yet, it's worth a look. A big thank you to Julie and Sandie for the fabulous exhibition and all their hard work. More >>
Roger Clarke interviews Craig McHugh,
Saltaire World Heritage Site Officer
It was good to meet Craig McHugh and talk with him about his career and his new job with Bradford Metropolitan District Council, writes Roger Clarke. Twenty-eight year old Craig has been in post since June, and has already been spending time in the Village to find out about his new patch. Until he applied for this post, he had never been to Saltaire... More >>
Added to website: 15 August 2007
Roberts Park Questionnaire, Round 2
HTLA, the historic landscape consultants responsible for developing plans for the restoration of Roberts Park with lottery money, has a follow-up questionnaire. We've put it on-line for you to fill in. Have your say! [Questionnaire link removed. More info follow this link ]
MY BEST DAY IN ROBERTS PARK
Roberts Park Picture Competition, 2007
This competition was organised by HTLA, Historic Landscape Consultants, who have been contracted by Bradford Council to draw up plans for the restoration of Roberts Park. View the children's pictures. All are wonderful! More >>
Added to website: 20 July 2007. Note, the images are in the IMAGE section of the site.
Salt's Textile Production Captured in Paintings: The work of artist, Henry Carr
Leeds-based artist Henry Carr's paintings from the 1950s are on display in Salts Mill’s Gallery 2 depicting the sequence of textile production. More >>
Added to website: 20 July 2007. Note this story is in the HISTORY section of the site.
Saltaire Village Archive
The archive of Saltaire's historical memorabilia and artefacts is open to the public for the summer. More >>
Added to website: 16 July 2007
Your Carbon Footprint
There’s a lot of talk about carbon footprints at the moment, but how many of us know what they are? writes Peter Bottomley. More >>
Added to website: 16 July 2007
New Lease of Life for North Lodge
An update on North Lodge by Peter Bottomley More >>

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